Historical Events For Year 1951

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February 1, 1951

China as an aggressor is proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly during the Korean War.
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February 15, 1951

The dispute involving the New Zealand waterfront begins today and lasts for 151 days. Read More

February 27, 1951

The presidential term is restricted to two terms by the 22nd Amendment of the United States Constitution.
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March 14, 1951

Operation Ripper of the Korean War results in the United Nations capture of Seoul. Read More

March 29, 1951

The 23rd Academy Awards Best Picture is won by the film All About Eve. Read More

April 11, 1951

General Douglas MacArthur is alleviated from his Far Eastern commands by President Truman.
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April 18, 1951

The Coal and Steel Community of Europe is formed by the implementation of the Treaty of Paris.
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May 14, 1951

Talyllyn Railway in Wales runs the first volunteer passenger train. Read More

May 15, 1951

The seizure of the government of Bolivia occurs. Read More

May 21, 1951

The first showcase of the 9th Street Art Exhibition occurs as a breakthrough of the New York School.
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June 14, 1951

The U.S. Census Bureau dedicates UNIVAC. Read More

July 10, 1951

Kaesong holds the beginning of the armistice negotiations of the Korean War. Read More

July 26, 1951

Alice in Wonderland makes it's debut in London for the first time as the 13th animated film made by Walt Disney.
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September 8, 1951

A peace treaty with Japan is signed by 48 different nations in San Francisco, California.
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October 3, 1951

Bobby Thomson of the New York Giants hits a home run at the end of the ninth inning that ends up winning the National League pennant, known as the Shot Heard 'Round the World'.
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October 15, 1951

CBS premieres the first episode of I Love Lucy. Read More

October 16, 1951

The Palace Theatre in New York debuts Judy Garlan's first concert. Read More

October 24, 1951

The end of the war with Germany is officially proclaimed as over by President Truman. Read More

October 26, 1951

The re-election of Winston Churchill as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom takes place.
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December, 1951

Dwight D. Eisenhower forms the Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University in New York.
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December 17, 1951

The United Nations receives a petition against genocide of African Americans, referred to as "We Charge Genocide."
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December 31, 1951

The expiration of the Marshall Plan occurs at the $13.3 billion mark distributed in foreign aid used to rebuild Europe.
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